Faculty Profile

Rebecca Burleson, Assistant Professor of Education

Phone: 423.354.5522
Alt phone: 423.741.9656
Office: 108 Kingsport Center for Higher Education

Education and Background

    EdD, Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-PreK) with Dual Emphases in Distance Education Technology and Education Administration, University of Kentucky, 2001

    MEd, Early Childhood Special Education and Severe Disabilities (K-12), East Tennessee State University, 1996

    BS, Elementary Education (K-8), East Tennessee State University, 1991

    Teaching certifications:
    (Tennessee, Virginia, North and South Carolinas)
    Elementary Education (K-8)
    Special Education (Severe Disabilities: K-12)
    Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-PreK)


Research and Teaching Areas

    Initial Teacher Licensure (K-12) for Career Changers through Post Baccalaureate Education

    Character Education in Preservice Teacher Education

    Distance Education Technology and Online Teaching in Higher Education and P-12 Schools

    Administration and Leadership in Distance Education

    Early Intervention Strategies for Children and Families (School, Home, Hospital & Community)

    Collaboration in Schools and Communities with emphasis on Inclusive Learning Environments

Scholarly Highlights

  • (Article) Mobile Learning and Online Teaching in Pre-service Education: iLearn/iTeach. Submitted to Journal of Online Teaching and Learning, 2012.

  • (Personnel Preparation Grant-Principal Investigator) State of Tennessee Special Education Institute-Principal Investigator Program 1: Pre-K. Personnel Preparation for Special Education and Early Childhood at East Tennessee State University. Funded through the Tennessee Department of Education for $227,785, 2001-2004.

  • (Presentation/Paper—Coauthor) It takes a village: Considerations for Effective Mentoring in Instructional Technology. MTSU Instructional Technology Conference. ERIC Digest, 2002

  • (Dissertation) Essential Knowledge and Skills of the Newborn Developmental Specialist. Dissertation research through the University of Kentucky: Lexington, KY, 2001

  • (Book Chapter—Coauthor) Guidelines for Distance Education Program Development and Administration. Distance Education Applications in Teacher Education in Special Education. 2000.

  • (Article—Coauthor) Teaching social skills to preschoolers with disabilities. Dimensions. 1996

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